How does e-commerce effect e-filing? (FAQ)

E-filing can be thought of as a type of e-commerce. The growth of e-commerce bodes well for e-filing since if people are comfortable using the Internet for financial transactions generally, they seem likely to feel comfortable doing the same for tax-related transactions as well.

The following is from and has not been verified by UI:

- According to Forrester Research, 40 million households will be shopping on-line in 2003 - a year in which consumers will spend more than $108 billion on the Web

- 25% of online transactions total $100-$499 (ActivMedia).

32% of Internet users complete e-commerce transactions online. (ActivMedia)

- 60% of online shoppers buy for convenience, 40% for time saving.

- 45 million Americans shop on-line; 16 million buy (Intelliquest).

Keywords: e-filing, efiling

Added 07/11/2002 by tpollak, Modified 06/05/2006 by jauer


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